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PBA/PBA50 Doubles/Don Vay Memorial Central Open

Event dates
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Host center
Legend Lanes

4190 State Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
United States

Friday, January 29
Practice Session: 3-5 p.m.
Orientation Meeting: 5 p.m. (Mandatory for all first-time participants)
Jr./Sr. Team Sweeper: 6 p.m.

  • $100 per team
  • 4 games total pins
  • 1:4 cash ratio
  • 36 teams max
  • Other pots available
  • Call Legend Lanes for more details

Saturday, January 30
Roll call is 30 minutes prior to all squads.
A Squad: 8 a.m. – (eight games)
B Squad: 1:30 p.m. – (eight games)
Top 12 teams advance (based on 36 teams or more)
Adult/Youth Clinic: 7 p.m. (Champions need to be available unless excused by tournament director. 

Sunday, January 31st
Bracket Match Play with Bye Rounds (based on 12 teams)
Round 1 - Teams 5-12 bowl (Best of 7 team Baker Games) - 9am
Round 2 - Winners and Qualifiers 1-4 bowl (Best of 7 team Baker games): Immediately following
Round 3- Winners bowl (Best of 5 team Baker games): Immediately following
Round 4 - Winners bowl (Best of 5 team Baker games): Immediately following
*Finals format will be adjusted accordingly with less than 36 teams

Eligibility
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.

Eligibility for PBA50
Participant must be a USBC Member in good standing and have reached their 50th birthday prior to the tournament start date. Non members must meet PBA average requirements.

Host
Mike Vay, GM Chris Ritzinger,  & PBA Member Dick Gran

Pattern 
PBA Don Carter 39

Payout Ratio
1:3

Entry Fee
Members: $245
Non-Members: $310 (money order, cashier’s check or credit card only)

Entry Deadline
Online entries for members and non-members will open on December 16th.
Online entries for members and non-members close at midnight on Monday, January 25th.
After the deadline, entries must be made directly with the PBA Central Region Manager.

Partner Information
There is a field in the R2 system that asks for your partner. If you do not have partner at the time of signing up, just fill in “TBA”. Once you have identified a partner, please go back into R2 and edit that partner field.

Field Capacity
The field is limited to 48 teams.

Prize Fund
1st Place Team is projected to pay $4,000.
12th Place Team is projected to pay $1,000.
Final cash spot per team is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $850.

Balance Holes
Beginning August 1, 2020, the use of a balance hole is prohibited. The rule states all holes in a bowling ball must be used on every delivery; any hole not used is considered a balance hole, making the ball illegal. Bowlers who do not use their thumb no longer can have a thumb hole, as it now is considered a balance hole. They also need to mark their ball to show where they place their palm on delivery.

W-9 Forms
IRS is requiring that we get new W-9 forms for all bowlers who earn winnings in PBA events. If this is your first tournament of 2020 where you have cashed, you will be required to complete a W-9 form prior to receiving any prize money. This requirement pertains to all participants, whether you are a member or not.

Product Registration
There have been some changes in product registration. For a complete list of 2021 Product Registered companies, visit Registered Products.

Hotel Information
Hampton Inn-Stow (Hotel Sponsor)
4331 Lakepointe Corporate Drive
Stow, OH 44224
(855) 479-0732
Rate: $74/night plus tax.
Please call hotel directly and mention PBA!
Note: You MUST make reservations by 1/25/2021 to get this rate!

48 TEAMS MAX

1st Place Team is projected to pay $4,000.
12th Place Team is projected to pay $1,000.
Final cash spot per team is guaranteed to pay a minimum of $850.